One year of Lickdown. Yes, licks. Mr. Johnson is looking like he's been to hell and back and I'm not surprised, he'd been doing some dodgy deals with the grim reaper. Greed and capitalism may be winning in your eyes but what has it cost? How many lives? Words fail. NPR are tearing it up [...]
George Lewis - Artificial Life - wasteLAnd: https://youtu.be/By_APlDe-SI Sudan Archives: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert https://youtu.be/fFUbOnT2gCg
So what to say? What a year, year zero! It feels a bit like a leap year, but instead of moving forward, we remain in a purgatory-esque state of struggle, suffering, restriction and repetition with pockets of joy. I think it was around January this year when I finally felt as though I had had [...]
So I’m blogging during these strange times of coronavirus. It's really odd because in our blind leading the blind lead up to Covid-19 I found that from October - once I had submitted my PhD - all I wanted to do was be around nature. Every weekend I put my walking boots on and stomped around [...]
Sony have re-released the Black Composer Series led by conductor Paul Freeman and the LSO. Thanks to Dr. Chris Dingle for sharing. Have really enjoyed listening, wish I could buy all the vinyl copies. I'm currently listening to some contemporary composers Roque Cordero and George Walker. They are both completely new to me. Roque Cordero [...]
Hello! Thanks everyone for your wonderful contributions to the first task! Second task: what do you think are the components of the sound world for RnB/Pop/Soul60s/70s ? What instruments and musical stamps do we need to include so that a piece feels like it sends a nod to that world? If you want to send [...]
Hi there! Framework for hyperlocal media piece will be placed here. So not to use up too much of your time this is what I think we should do: 1. I'll revise what we spoke about last time. Something about writing a piece for a one man band (Andy is up for being that person). [...]
Vinyl Community Collaborative Composing Project Hey there lovelies! Here's the page for us to share findings. Context: Task 1: Please introduce yourself and what you'd be interested in contributing to the project to the gang. Task 2: Please share your top 5 tracks which must include orchestral arrangers (soul/jazz/RnB/pop of 60/70s). What do you love [...]
It's been three weeks and I'm still stunned... Thanks so much for the tunes and was wonderful to chat with you that one time! Amazingly talented and so humble.
Today feels like: Crazy ass week, some amazing life victories and some hard life lessons but I'm feeling stronger... Yosh!
Such a full sound...
Hey Hey Stranger I hear that they call you the lone ranger They say you love to live in the saddle Is it true you want to high ho my silver Giddy up you can try lawd have mercy I will take that ride with you I'm mighty thirsty For love any kind of [...]
Damn, i struggle real hard to write major key, happy sounding pieces! composing with my year 5 collaborators has been tricky, because their ideas are so cute, and what I like to compose is darker, i like the tension of major/minor, suspending, and then finally, maybe a resolution... Anyway, after a uphill struggle, i've been [...]
Don't fail me now, I need your wishes, wishes, wishes Don't fail me now, I need your wishes, wishes, wishes I imagine those golden skies Window down and we're caught in flight You can let the breeze, let the breeze cool you And I hope the wind blows out those fires of doubt If there's [...]
March time. Spring is here! I have literally 2 months to compose 4 pieces of music that make up the Selly Oak District Commission. I reckon I'll be able to do it! I'm clearer about two pieces I need to write. I have nearly completed the Bournville ward piece, I had lots of amazing instruction [...]